Gastrointestinal transit time, frequency of defecation, and anorectal manometry in healthy and constipated children.

@article{Corazziari1985GastrointestinalTT,
  title={Gastrointestinal transit time, frequency of defecation, and anorectal manometry in healthy and constipated children.},
  author={Enrico Stefano Corazziari and Salvatore Cucchiara and A Staiano and G Romaniello and Oscar Tamburrini and Aldo Torsoli and Salvatore Auricchio},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={1985},
  volume={106 3},
  pages={
          379-82
        }
}
Total gastrointestinal transit time (TGITT), frequency of defecation, and anorectal manometry were evaluated in 63 pediatric patients referred for chronic nonorganic constipation; in 39, segmental transit times of the right and left colon and rectum were also measured. TGITT was significantly longer in chronically constipated children than in matched normal controls. Although bowel frequency was highly significantly correlated with TGITT in patients with prolonged transit time, not all children… CONTINUE READING